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Axia showcases new consoles at BCA

Axia showcases new consoles at BCA

02/06/11

2 June 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA

 

Axia Audio, the networked-audio division of Telos, will bring its two newest IP consoles to Broadcast Asia 2011, to be held 21-24 June at Suntec Singapore.

 

Axia's new Radius and iQ consoles make IP-Audio more affordable than ever, offering big-console capabilities, and networking features at the lowest prices ever for IP consoles.

 

Radius, a compact networked mixing desk with four stereo buses, eight faders, 16 audio I/O ports and an Ethernet switch with Gigabit, will retail for just $5,990 USD.  iQ, a full-featured four-bus IP console (also with built-in I/O and Ethernet switch) is available in sizes from 8 to 24 faders. A 16-fader iQ carries a list price of just $9,985 USD, while an 8-fader iQ lists for only $7,990. iQ consoles can be customized with expansion frames that add more faders, phone controls, and programmable user keys.

 

Both Radius and iQ plug into self-contained Integrated Console Engines, fanless, convection-cooled console CPUs with audio I/O, logic, mix engine, power supply and Ethernet switch.

 

"iQ and Radius consoles are engineered as standalone consoles, fully self-contained, but they have networking capabilities too," explains Axia Marketing Manager Clark Novak. "And while their pricing makes them the most affordable IP consoles ever, we didn't leave out important features just to hit a price point. Instead, our console designers packed in as much power and as many features as possible, while still keeping the price low. Judging from the reaction we're getting from clients, iQ and Radius are going to be very popular!"

 

Axia iQ console features include:

  • Three stereo Program buses and a dedicated Utility bus to use for phones, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus.
  • Record Mode one-touch off-air recording.
  • Automatic per-fader mix-minus.
  • Event Timer with auto-start/auto-reset functions.
  • Studio and Control Room monitor controls.
  • 4 Show Profile "snapshots" to save and recall commonly-used configurations.
  • Easy talkback system.
  • Switchable VU/PPM program meters.
  • High-resolution OLED information displays.
  • Premium-quality 100mm. conductive-plastic faders.
  • Long-life rotary controls and aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting
  • iQ is expandable via three iQ expansion frames:
    • Telco expansion - 6 faders plus 6-line Call Controller with Status Symbols™ and DTMF keypad for direct control of the latest Telos broadcast phone systems
    • User Key expansion - 6 faders plus 10 programmable User keys to control external devices, trigger routing salvos, and send contact closures via GPIO
    • 8-Fader expansion - eight additional faders and ancillary controls
  • Hardened, fanless power supply.
  • Ultra-reliable QOR.32 embedded console CPU and DSP mixing engine includes:
  • 4 Mic inputs with selectable Phantom power
  • 16 Analog ins and 8 Analog outs with 24-bit, 256x oversampling A/D converters
  • 2 AES/EBU ins and outs
  • 8 GPIO logic ports, each containing 5 inputs and 5 outputs
  • 6 100Base-T Livewire ports for single-cable connections to Telos phone systems, Omnia audio processors and other Axia gear, as well as broadcast equipment from partners like Nautel, ENCO Systems, BSI, 25-Seven, AudioScience and more - see AxiaAudio.com/partners/ for full list.
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with SFP for copper or fiber network connections.
  • I/O is expandable using Axia audio nodes

Optional backup power supply provides failsafe secondary power with automatic switching.

Optional, custom-matched Telos iQ6 phone system connects 6 POTS or ISDN BRI phone lines via single CAT-5 cable.

Radius is also packed full of features that broadcasters demand:

  • Three stereo Program buses and a dedicated Utility bus to use for phones, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus.
  • Automatic mix-minus for every fader
  • Talkback capabilities
  • Networkable - built-in Ethernet switch has six 100Base-T and two Gigabit ports
  • 4 GPIO machine-control ports
  • 4 instant-recall Show Profile snapshots
  • Record Mode one-touch recording
  • Event Timer with auto-start/auto-reset functions.
  • Monitor controls for an adjacent studio
  • Hardened power supply
  • Fan-free mixing engine separate from control surface, with analog, AES3 and Livewire I/O
  • Ultra-reliable QOR.16 embedded console CPU and DSP mixing engine includes:
  • 2 Mic inputs with selectable Phantom power
  • 8 Analog ins and 4 Analog outs with 24-bit, 256x oversampling A/D converters
  • 1 AES/EBU input and output
  • 4 GPIO logic ports, each containing 5 inputs and 5 outputs
  • 6 100Base-T Livewire ports
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with SFP for copper or fiber network connections.
  • I/O is expandable using Axia audio nodes

Desktop-mounted - no countertop cutout needed

Field-convertible to rack-mount operation

Switchable VU/PPM LED bargraph meters  

100mm. conductive plastic faders

Aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting

High-resolution OLED readouts on each fader strip. 

Thanks to their combination of big features and small price, iQ and Radius are ideal standalone consoles. However, their built-in Ethernet switches make quick work of connecting to existing Axia networks: Simple Networking allows up to 4 consoles to be daisy-chained before an external Ethernet switch is needed.

 

Axia radio consoles are a hit, with installations in over 2,000 studios worldwide. Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure